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Happy Startup School

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)
Public WiFi

Meet in the Boiler Room



Welcome to the first meet up of the Happy Startup School's Portland Chapter!

On 12 October we'll be hosting an intimate gathering of likeminded people that believe there's more to life and business than making money.

Launched in the UK in 2012, The Happy Startup School has grown from a small meetup in London to a global community of purpose-driven founders, creatives and leaders that regularly gather to inspire each other and have the conversations that matter. They run experiences and programs that set people on the right path, where money and meaning meet.

For our first event we are also lucky enough to have Laurence McCahill and Carlos Saba, founders of the Happy Startup School with us, as they pass through on their way to Alptitude USA – their week-long retreat for changemakers at Mount Hood that takes place October 15-22.

They'll share their story, ask questions and get us all sharing ideas and learning from each other.

Who's it for?

Do you feel a compulsion to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in, live and into the real world?

Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene?

Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world?

If so, come and join us for an evening of structured but agenda-less small group conversation.

For those new to Lean coffee, it is a structured but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, democratically choose the topic of discussion by vote, then get talking. Simples.

There are dozens of Lean Coffee meetups happening across the world in places like Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Brighton and now we can add Portland to that list.

Who usually comes along?

• budding startups • intrapreneurs • small business owners • one man bands • people with a passion for startups • ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create.

Topics regularly discussed within small groups are:

• productivity hacks • how to test an idea without having customers • building a 100% transparent company • pricing your services effectively • how to find designers/developers • how to choose the right product features • community building hacks • growth & content marketing

...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with.

Look forward to seeing you there.